Analyzed and defined flight operations support requirements to meet overall program objectives. Developed basic flight operations concepts and approaches that meet program requirements and conducted/monitored special studies to determine proper trade-off factors for decisions required in finalizing operations plans.
Responsible for the execution of the Payload Activity Plan for Spacelab missions. Required to make decisions on execution of crew operations and give direction to the crew.
Served as an expert authority and consultant in the establishment of operational networks for major space flight programs. Performed workstation based simulations and evaluated results in relation to mission objectives.
Developed discipline specific systems in support of mission objectives. Lead in the evaluation of flight anomalies. Responsible for oversight and control of facilities utilized for multi-program mission operations, facilities for spacecraft command and control and simulations and training.
Manage phases of projects related to major flight operations functions such as implementation of spacecraft systems, program-level process evaluations, coordination of design and mission related activities with other JSC line organizations and other NASA centers and new control center tools and software development.
Responsible for developing the integration and operations procedures concept for assigned systems performing the detailed preparation activities to support the concept and executing the concept during the mission. Lead the development of requirements for the operational ground system to meet in the assigned discipline, the preparation of ground mission operations documentation, the development and validation of crew procedures, checklists that are used by mission support personnel and flight crews.
Lead for the Space Shuttle interface between International Space Station (ISS) Payload Operations and the Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) at JSC.
Gathered transfer and integration requirements for the payload hardware from/to the Space Shuttle and to/from the ISS. Managed the planning, direction, coordination, integration, scheduling and conduct of payload operations in flow and for all vehicles. Identified operational incompatibilities and coordinated engineering or operational changes with responsible personnel. Identified training requirements for flight crew operations. Provided expertise to the customer on launch site capabilities and services, safety processes and documentation, and unique payload communication requirements.
Manage and integrate International Space Station increment operations activities including planning, directing, controlling, developing, and evaluating flight products, flight systems hardware and software operational requirements, sixte capability assessment activities of the ground support team, and post-flgiht mission evaluations. Duties also include monitoring contractors engaged in this work.
Responsible for the conduct of the Space Station payload flight operations including the onboard crew and POIC personnel, providing technical direction to the payload operations support personnel in the accomplishment of the operations and significant payload or Space Station anomalies affecting successful operations.
Serve as an engineering authority and consultant in the efforts of integrating ground and flight operations for assigned mission and payloads. Assist in the development of mission procedures and documentation, operations timelines, and training and qualification of the operations teams in onboard systems, software, crew interfaces, and/or habitability. Integrate the operations team preflight mission analysis, integration and training preparation.
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